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Financial auditors give Louisiana School District glowing report

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:37 am

The Louisiana R-II School District received a glowing report from its financial auditor at the Monday, Oct. 20 board meeting. “Your fund balances are pretty exceptional compared with all the other districts in the state,” said Paul Richards of the Wade Staples auditing firm. “You’re really in pretty good shape.” Richards said the Louisiana district’s internal financial  controls are excellent and “better than all the other districts we serve.” Those

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  • Cyclists boosting arts, sports visit Louisiana en route to New Orleans

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Mark Brown plays the piano bike while, from left, Jules Cunningham, Sam Genon and Marty Stano listen on Georgia Street in downtown Louisiana.

    An Englishman in a canoe during the winter, a Captain America character in the grueling summer and Indians in the fall have all traversed through the Louisiana area in recent years in a trek down the Mississippi for one cause or another. But perhaps the most unique group traveling from the Minnesota headwaters to New Orleans pedaled through Louisiana last Thursday, Oct. 9 on a contraption designed to attract contributions

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  • Parent/Teacher conferences planned

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Louisiana R-II schools will be holding Parent/Teacher conferences on Wednesday, Oct. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 23. Louisiana Elementary and Middle School conferences will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. both days. Louisiana High School conferences will be held from 1-5 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. both days. School will dismiss at 12:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 23 and will not be in session on Friday, Oct.

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  • Play teaches Louisiana elementary students about bullying, individuality

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Students at Louisiana Elementary School watch the performance of “Unsorted” to learn about individuality.

    Entertainment can be used to teach life lessons about bullying and individuality and that’s what happened at the Louisiana Elementary School last week. On Thursday, Oct. 2, students watched the play “Unsorted” by national playwright Wesley Middleton and performed by the Metro Theater Company of St. Louis. The play was brought to the school by the Raintree Arts Council of Pike and Lincoln counties. Five cast members in the one-act

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  • LHS National Honor Society

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:17 pm


    Louisiana High School chapter of the National Honor Society recently inducted 15 new members.  Selection into the National Honor Society is based on four critera: scholarship, leadership, service and character. An induction ceremony was held Sept. 24 in the High School Commons with family and friends present to recognize these students’ accomplishment. The new members posed for a picture following the ceremony. They are front row, left to right: Samantha

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  • No firearms in area schools yet

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Most eastern Pike County residents support the right to bear arms, but that doesn’t mean recent action in Jefferson City will soon place guns in local school districts. Missouri legislators started looking at legislation to allow trained teachers and administrators to carry firearms on state school campuses after the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in 2012. Shortly thereafter, the Louisiana, Clopton and BONCL school districts all came up with plans to

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  • Louisiana Homecoming queen and king crowned

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 9:51 am


    Ashley Martin was named the Louisiana High School Homecoming Queen and Elijah Oblinger was named king during halftime ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 19. For more, see the Sept. 24 issue of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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